Nebraska Authors

Joyce Oldham Appleby

Born 1929-04-09 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 2016-12-23
Taos, NM (USA)

Appleby's Family moved to Nebraska in the 1880s and lived in Omaha's Dundee neighborhood until the 1930s. His father was a friend of William Jennings Bryan.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
New York City, NY
Stanford, CA
Claremont, CA
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism


History; Economic History; Political History; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams


BA in History, 1950, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
MA in History, University of California-Stanford, Stanford, CA
PhD in History, 1966, Claremont University, Claremont, CA



Places Worked

Mademoiselle Magazine
Restaurant Reporter Magazine
The Star-News Pasadena, CA
San Diego State University
University of Los Angeles, California
Oxford University, Oxford, ENGLAND


Berkshire Prize in Literature, 1978, for Economic Thought and Ideology in Seventeenth Century England
Second woman to serve as the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University, 1990


President of the Organization of American Historians and of the American Historical Association, 1991-92
President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, 1999


Economic Thought and Ideology in Seventeenth Century England. 1978.
Capitalism and a New Social Order: The Republican Vision of the 1790s. 1984.
Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination. 1992.
Telling the Truth About History. 1994. (with Lynn Hunt and Margaret Jacob)
Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective. 1996.
Inheriting the Revolution: the First Generation of Americans. 2000.
A Restless Past: History and the American Public. 2007.
The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism. 2010
Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Investigation. 2013.

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